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    time for new boots

    I've been using the Tech 8 Alpinestars for a couple of years now, sadly, NLA. I MUCH prefer a boot with an inner liner. Helps if you like dry feet, and ride more than one day, or a few hours at a time. I passed on the 3s and 10s as they don't have a proper sole. I can't imagine doing any serious woods riding with those. Those Formas look good, but support? I had some MANY years ago, and the whole point was the locked hinge that limited movement before you ripped a ligament. Happily, it's Snowmobile season now, so I'm in no rush.
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    Who lives/rides in Ontario?

    Sad but true. Time was, spots were freely shared, then some idiot with a stupid loud "LOOK AT ME! ME!" pipe showed up, or someone decided it was OK to come in with a quad and do doughnuts in the parking area, spraying everyone's transportation with rocks and dirt or Gawd forbid some inbred 1/2 wit with his mud truck thought some single track might be fun to wreck... This typically leads to enough complaints that an area gets shut down, or someone decides to apply a little well earned justice, and the law gets involved. Sorry to sound bitter, but years of riding have taught me A: Don't spread info about riding spots to ANYONE, and B: Don't get too attached to a spot. Some people just don't understand point A: If you want lots of spots to ride, get a quad. I can name a few great dirt bike spots that existed for MANY years, only to be lost to a quad club with political connections.
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    Why do I keep going through rear wheel bearing?

    I stopped using Chinese bearings. Much happier. There are companies in Europe that will send a box of TUV grade bearings and seals for the same price or less than the common aftermarket stuff. I buy in bulk, as I maintain 2 snowmobiles for winter. Lots of 6005 and 6205 bearings used, same stuff as in my Yamaha and KTM bikes.
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    Enclosed Trailer Anchor Install

    I have 2 serious chocks on the floor or my trailer, they have tie down tie points on them. I mounted them with these: https://www.amazon.ca/Z-Lok-Threaded-Hex-Flanged-Internal/dp/B002711TWS/ref=sr_1_2?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1543010154&sr=1-2&keywords=E-Z+lok+wood as I take the chocks in and out for sledding season. Jamming myself under the trailer at the WORST time of year, twice a year while I yell at my helper just isn't fun.
  5. Great day, huh Dane? Not a cloud to be seen. Hard to believe it was just yesterday. That's Ron, worshipping the (long lost) sun. And a pic of my "alternate transport vehicle... Last year my season ended early, non-weather related. Year before, (IIRC) we rode X-mas eve. I've never seen anyone hunting @ Limerick. Not in the pit area, at any rate.
  6. Heading out tomorrow (Saturday). I ride : Brown F-150 with a white enclosed trailer. Trailer might be left home tomorrow, depending on how much of a hurry I'm in. It's being prepped for sale.
  7. Hi guys. Sure some of the Ontario guys will know me from an old thread or 2... Looks like a tread from the dead now... Anyhoo, I can be found at Limerick most weekends. Feel free to join me and the regular riff-raff for a ride.
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    Desperate times call for desperate measures

    I once transported mt trusty dt200 in the back seat of my Toyota Avalon. They all thought I'd shown up bikeless...
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    Navigation, what are you using for the back country?

    Backcountry Navigator. For some reason, it's currently failing on my (now) old Samsung 7" tablet, (which bites, cause that's the reason I ditched the shitty Garmin and bought the tablet...) but I won't venture far without it running on my phone. Even if you know where you are, knowing EXACTLY where you are esp. in relation to a road can be a lifesaver when it hits the fan, and you might not be thinking as clearly as you might like.
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    Handlebars for woods riding

    Try a set of ATV bars. Not trying to cast aspersions on gender or riding ability, but just like a on a bicycle, LOW bars are geared towards aggressive experienced riders. Earlier in the learning curve, and at lower speeds, a taller bend bar encourages a more upright position, and makes it easier to stand on the pegs, and focus visually on what's a little farther up the trail. Just my (experienced ) $0.03 worth, adjusted for inflation.
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    Clutch Lever and Shifter Pedal Question

    I don't like automatic transmissions much. I prefer to have control over my clutch, brake and throttle. I use the clutch to engage gradually, or modulate traction and power, such as when starting from a stop, or climbing technical terrain. I never use the clutch to shift, on my bike or in my car.
  12. https://www.ebay.com/p/RhinoGear-Vehicle-Ramp-Heavy-Duty-Drive-on-Ramps-for-Truck-Car-Utility-Trailer/7015628306 You're welcome.
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    Who lives/rides in Ontario?

    See you there! (Assuming this blessed heat wave ever breaks.) 'til then, we're "adventure riding".
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    Shouldn't there be some oil in my clutch?

    Thanks for that, been a while since I opened a clutch on a 4t... The clutch seems a bit sticky, and hard to get into neutral, I'll see if I can drive that out of it this weekend.
  15. 2001 WR250F. Just pulled my clutch cover off, for a peek. Clutch has been a bit stiff and grabby lately, at least as compared to my KTM 2t... Tilted the bike over, expecting a fair amount of oil in there, but.. Nope. Less than a teaspoon on the cover. How much oil should I find in there? How is this area oiled? Did a search, sorry for the "noob" question, but I don't spend a lot of time with this bike, riding or wrenching. It's my backup/buddy/fire road ride. Thanks!
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